This inspiring short film will pump up your Saturday!!!! 🙂 Written, produced and directed by Nigerian-American film maker, Tosin Coker, Doorways is a film that teaches us about breaking through the shackles and pushing our limit to achieve what we want. It stars Emmy Award Winner, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Elimu Nelson and Matisha Baldwin.
Doorways follows the life of Tanya Mark, a 29-year-old African American woman who just survived an abusive relationship, which left her with the impression that her talent for singing would never amount to anything and an 8-year-old son. Mentally bruised, Tanya shelves her dream of utilizing her gift of singing to find a stable avenue of providing for her and her son. She takes on a menial job of cleaning which presents no foreseeable future for her and manages to forget her dream until the day fate stumbles across her path in the form of a job opportunity to clean a local jazz club. Tanya, forced to take the job because of her financial difficulties, unknowingly opens up the doorway to a life she always dreamed of. The choices that Tanya makes from that moment throw her on a course that would change her life forever.
The Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou / Festivail Panafricain du Cinema de Ouagadougou popularly known as FESPACO has nominated acclaimed Nollywood film ‘Rendar to Caesar‘. This is the first time a nollywood film, produced and directed by a Nigerian with a wholly Nigerian cast will make it into the main competition of the festival.
Written and produced by Desmond Ovbiagele, and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele and Onyekachi Ejim, Render to Caesar is a 2014 Nigerian crime thriller, which stars some notable actors like Wale Ojo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Omoni Oboli and Bimbo Manuel. Produced with support from Microsoft, Trace and FCMB, Render to Ceaser tells the story of two friends living abroad who return home to join the Nigeria Police Force, only to be faced with an impossible mystery case involving a criminal, Caesar (Lucky Ejim) who has been terrorising the city of Lagos for quite sometime.
The 2-day festival is set to kick off tomorrow, 28th of February 2015.
On the 10th of February, 2015, Homevida, Google and the National Film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB) hosted 32 school children to commemorate the maiden edition of the Safer Internet Day (SID) in Nigeria. This day has been celebrated all over the world since 2004, and in its 12th year, Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark this special event. SID seeks to promote safer and more responsible use of online technologies including mobile Internet and the theme for this year was “Lets create a better internet together“. The event which held at the Mulliner Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos, featured workshops in which the students were enlightened on the various ways the Internet can be of benefit to them and pitfalls they should be wary of. In the past two years, Google has observed Safer Internet Day with the rest of the world and has reached out to thousands of young online users, teachers and parents.
Nollywood stars, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Sam Uche Anyamele were also in attendance